LORAS COLLEGE- Elementary students in the Dubuque area came to Loras on Friday, May 1st to celebrate the kick off of “Go the Distance May”. This is an event sponsored by Live Health Iowa, a group that has a focus of bringing friends together to promote positive lifestyle changes.
Childhood obesity has reached an all time high, doubling and quadrupling over the past three decades. Live Healthy Iowa wants to help bring those stats down by focusing on the younger generations. Go the Distance’s purpose is to help motivate kids in a fun way to get them moving without realizing that they are actually working out.
This particular event, “Go the Distance” focused on getting kids moving for one hour straight by providing different stations that required them to be active. Some of these stations the kids were pros at: hula-hooping, jump rope, and cup stacking. Other activities, such as “the big ball” and ladder runs, were knew to the kids. All in all though, they kept moving and learning.
The event was held on the Rockbowl, and student athletes along with Kinesiology majors volunteered to help teach kids the correct way to be active. Everyone was enjoying the weather along with the activities.
Allison is a senior at Loras and the Executive Producer of SportsZONE. She is a double major in Media Studies and Creative Writing. She has interned at KCRG and looks to continue her career in broadcasting after graduation.